Fourth Inmate Dies at Lompoc Prison of COVID-19

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Fourth Inmate Dies at Lompoc Prison of COVID-19
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Source: Bureau of Prisons

On Saturday, May 2, 2020, inmate Daniel Lee Vadnais tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Lompoc, California. Institution medical staff provided treatment and monitored his condition. On May 6, 2020, Mr. Vadnais was transported to the local hospital due to a rapid pulse and difficulty breathing. While at the hospital, his condition declined and he was placed on a ventilator on Friday, May 8, 2020. On Monday, June 1, 2020, Mr. Vadnais was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

Mr. Vadnais was a 56-year-old male who was sentenced in the Eastern District of Washington to a 108-month sentence for Receipt of Child Pornography. He had been in custody at the FCI Lompoc since August 23, 2019.

FCI Lompoc is a Low security facility that currently houses 949 male offenders within the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc, California.

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Luvaduck Jun 03, 2020 10:27 AM
Fourth Inmate Dies at Lompoc Prison of COVID-19

A nine-year sentence shouldn't have been a death sentence, and there's no way to tell if he would've contracted it if he wasn't in prison, or if he wasn't also a community danger due to a salacious "interest" which at the very least supports those who supply such a despicable thing.

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